As mums, we often forget about how much our bodies have been through – giving birth, carrying babies and toddlers. We get used to the hip and back pains which resulted from trying to do this while we to carry shopping bags as well as push the pram or stir the pot on the stove. Elise’s classes really address these body inefficiencies which as we age, can cause more long-term movement problems and aches and pains. So it’s great to be in class with other mums who just get how that feels/felt!
I have thoroughly enjoyed the variation in both Elise’s classes and have seen results really quickly. I’m more conscious of how I move as Elise emphasizes the subtle changes we can all make to improve our daily movement and posture. My butt and thighs have noticed the “pain” in class leads to stronger “longer” muscle appearance and a far better look in the leggings!
In a completely relaxed, non-pressured environment, it’s easy to enjoy the class amongst similar minded people at different stages of life but all wanting the same thing result – better movement, better look. With limited class numbers Elise is able to identify and correct individual movements to maximize results. She can pick an open hip, a rotated knee, a hyperextended elbow and help to make that tiny change which makes the exercise more efficient and more beneficial to each one of us. I’m amazed at how I don’t get those nagging lower back or neck aches anymore as I’ve learnt to hold myself better and have improved core strength. And with the work we do up on toes, my plantar fasciaitis has improved incredibly.
And importantly, Elise cares about her members; before class she always checks if there are any injuries or aches and pains (which we all get!) so she can attend accordingly through class.
I like to book the “mums” classes in blocks so that I’m committed to twice each week and it is part of my routine. I’m even going to do the 3x a week block now as she has had to add classes due to the high demand. This is testament to Elise’s enthusiastic approach to her classes making us all want more!